Originally Posted by willk
I hate tempting luck, but here goes:
I "manage" a number of PCs with a large number of users. Without exception, they are a bunch of numpties. To date, I haven't had a virus or similar.
I allow NO external memory devices from other users PCs to be connected to the system.
I keep all the OS software automatically updating.
I keep the Windows firewalls up.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials - it's free (previously I used AVG Free).
I (and I think this is the important bit), use an email filter called Postini (from Google). It removes most of the dross and nasties BEFORE my mail client snatches it of the net. This is a cheap service.
So far so good.
well I dont know if its something with us fellas .. but I'm pretty much the same
Only I find avg free pretty good and windows stuff not .. it seems pretty innefectual to me, where both have been installed the windows stuff was dormant but the avg went to work
I look after 30 or so machines between a couple of offices networks and its damn hard stopping the ingress of crap
but one thing (or two) I wont have is any mcafee or norton shit .. that stuff is 'bloatware' and slows your kit down to hell
I say it a hundred times .. get a decent router(Draytek) .. enable DHCP and tell your punters never to open an email if it asks for further actions when they dont know where its from
That simple rule will keep a network very secure .. unless they are pron surfers